Multi-talented public persona Jalang’o is forging a new path for himself.
The Milele FM show host recently pointed out that the Coronavirus pandemic has affected various sectors leaving him in a difficult position. According to a social media post, Mediamax is understandably having difficulty making ends meet. Jalas who is one part of the Alex and Jalas Breakfast Show duo noted,”COVID hit hard, and everyone has to have their belts tight and unfortunately MediaMax has been hit hard too…”
Apparently Jalang’o has been back and forth with Human Resources at MediaMax, and sadly settled on leaving the station. He went on to note that he would no longer to host the show, but was grateful for the following and fan interaction he gained. He posted, ” In short Last Friday was my last day at Milele Fm and I want to thank everyone who supported me and every fan who was with that to the point.”
Alex Mwakideu, Jalang’o’s co-host has not commented on Jalango’s exit or the goings-on at MediaMax, but it seems the radio personality just fine running the show alone.
According to reports, Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) faulted Mediamax Network Ltd CEO Ken Ngaruya for ordering for the firing of over 100 employees at night, through SMS’s.
In a statement, KUJ secretary-general Erick Oduor said that the move was a contravention of the law and unfair best practices that Labour and Employment Court has ruled against In similar cases brought before it in the past.
Media stations across the globe are struggling. According to a report on BBC, about 60 jobs are to go at BBC Scotland as part of efforts to meet savings targets. The corporation has announced it needs to reduce spending by £6.2m by the end of next March.
It blamed the move on “ongoing financial challenges compounded by the effects of Covid-19”.
Regrettably, the local economy has suffered from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many remain positive that the national economy will soon bounce back.